News February 26, 2021

Sweat It Out launches publishing division, announces signees

Sweat It Out launches publishing division, announces signees

Sydney-based record label has announced the launch of its publishing arm, bringing on a handful of songwriters as its first signees.

Artists Mickey Kojak, PRICIE, Ric Rufio, Mazy and Matilda Pearl have all been added to Sweat It Out Publishing’s roster, while label act Crooked Colours joins on a full songwriter publishing agreement.

Sweat It Out Publishing will be lead by Angus Russell, who has previously held A&R roles for Of Leisure, Neon Records and Universal Music. He also currently oversees his own label and management company, Gallery.

“I couldn’t be more excited to work alongside such an incredible roster of talent. The SIO team has built a legacy over the last 10 years with the label and I can’t wait to build on that from a songwriting perspective,” Russell said in a statement.

SIO Publishing will be administered by Kobalt globally. The two companies have also announced their inaugural writers camp, with guests including Dom Dolla, Crooked Colours, Felivand, KLP and Set Mo, among other acts. One spot on the camp will also be given to an emerging songwriter, with expressions of interest open now.

“We are very excited to be working with Kobalt, they have a tremendous local crew headed up by Simon Moor in Sydney, and boosted by an incredible global sync and A&R team. We can’t wait to utilise their international team of writers and studios across Europe and the US, some very special collaborations are already in the pipeline,” Russell said.

Kobalt’s Simon Moor added: “Sweat It Out have provided a unique environment for artists and writers to develop their music and careers all which has led to an incredible run of globally successful acts.

“We are now looking forward to expanding our relationship to provide services to their newly established dedicated publishing division and working more closely with Jamie [Raeburn], Matt [Handley] and Angus.”

Related articles